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Samsung Curved 55H8000 Series (UN55H8000 / UE55H8000 / UA55H8000)

Samsung Curved 55H8000 Series (UN55H8000 / UE55H8000 / UA55H8000)
alaScore 98

210 reviews

Oct, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 210 reviews from magazines and websites. People really like the sound and design. The usability and value for money are also mentioned favorably.

image quality, value for money, usability, design, sound

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other TVs the Samsung Curved 55H8000 Series (UN55H8000 / UE55H8000 / UA55H8000) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 98/100 = Excellent quality.

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Review analysis

(Based on 210 reviews)

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Samsung UE55H8000


Editor's note 1 May 2014 : After the original version of this review was published, Samsung informed us it had sent us a pre-production sample. It has now sent us a final production sample to test and we have updated the review and score to reflect its...

The Samsung UE55H8000 produces beautiful pictures when viewed in brighter rooms, has an excellent smart TV system and its audio quality is good too. Its curvy nature and stylish design means it also looks the business.

It's hugely expensive (around £2,000) for a Full HD TV.

Supremely stylish and bursting with features, the UE55H8000 produces excellent pictures, but it's very pricey for a Full HD model.

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Samsung UN55H8000 Curved 1080p LED TV


This is actual hardware local dimming instead of software dimming seen on lower tier Samsung LEDs this year. It makes much more of a positive impact on picture quailty. We felt the image with this feature on was better than off.

Colors really pop on the 65H8000 for an LED TV, but the backlight can sometimes work against itself. Just keep the level between 70-80% and the picture won't suffer. From up-converted content color flow is much better than other TVs on the market – one...

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Samsung UE55H8000 review


Samsung's full HD TV flagship gets the curve

Attractive curved-screen design ; Excellent picture quality ; Sophisticated Smart TV system ; Good sonics

Expensive for HD set ; Curved screen exaggerates reflections ; Picture presets not helpful ; Steep interface learning curve

The UE55H8000 is a stunning performer that shows there's plenty of life in HD yet. It's also flexible with its control options, and accompanies its stellar pictures with startlingly robust sonics.


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Samsung UE55H8000


Does Samsung's flagship Full HD TV for 2014 pale against its UHD sibling?

Excellent 2D and 3D picture quality ; Easy to use smart TV system ; Good sound quality ; Has all UK catch-up TV services

Curved screen can be problematic with reflections ; Might feel expensive once its rivals are out

Finally, we’d suggest caution around the UE55H8000’s dynamic contrast system. For while it can marginally improve the image’s contrast, it can also make dark scenes look unstable thanks to the fluctuating brightness levels it causes. So given that the...

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Best television we have ever owned.


We have a wall of windows in our living room and we struggled with glare on our previous DLP television for years. The Samsung curved screen has solved our problem even better than we had hoped. The picture is so bright and clear that it feels like you...

Excellent picture from all angles


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Great picture


Got this TV for mostly watching sports and it is great. The picture quality is amazing and the curved screen makes it almost look 3D

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Awesome TV Experience!


I have really enjoyed this TV so far. The HDMI cable to the cable box is absolutely necessary. This is my first HDTV. Hilarious, right? The picture is stunning even when there is action scenes. One of the first movies I watched was Transformers. I am...

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Super t.v.


Smart remote easy to use.picture is remarkable and sound is o.k.3d is added bonus.would like t.v to rotate on stand but it doesn't.worth the money.

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Outstanding TV


This TV has a crisp, clear picture from all source content. After the TV was installed, I connected it via WiFi to my home network and downloaded the software updates, there were quite a few and it took about 15 minutes to complete. After all updates...

Easy Set-Up, Picture Quality, Great Features

Some of the Menu Items Can Be Confusing

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I returned my Samsung 4K for this TV! This Picture quality is crystal clear superb! 240hz, 3D, smart hub tv, 1200 clear motion rate & curve screen technology is top notch just like watching Imax but at home, the screen embraises you. I paired it with...


Product Specifications


2D to 3D Conversion: Yes
Application Store: Yes
DVB-T2: No
DVD Player / Recorder: No
Electronic Program Guide (EPG): Yes
HbbTV: Yes
Processor Cores:Quad-core
USB Recording: Yes
Video-on-Demand (VoD): Yes
Web Browser: Yes
Web Content Access: Yes


CI Plus: Yes
DLNA certified: No
USB: Yes
WiFi Connectivity: Yes

Dimensions / Weight

VESA Mount:VESA 400 x 400


Frame Refresh Rate in Hz:1000
Full HD: Yes
HD ready: Yes
LED Backlight: Yes

Energy Information

Energy Efficiency Class (EU):A+

General Features

3D: Yes
3D Technology:Shutter Glasses
Product Type:LCD
Screen Format:16:9